Kimberly Dahlmann, 500 E-RYT

Gifted, wise, caring, and compassionate are some of Kimberly Dahlmann’s special qualities. She skillfully guides me on the journey of learning and adopting a daily yoga practice, both on and off my mat, that I envision continuing for the rest of my life. Her intuitive, insightful knowledge of each student is amazing, as she guides each of us in the direction, both physically and spiritually, that best suits us. People ask why I travel to Kittery almost every weekday to practice at Yoga East, the reason is Kimberly and the Yoga East community she fosters.
— Sherri Nixon

Kimberly Dahlmann has been a student of yoga and meditation since 1994.  

A dedicated practitioner of Ashtanga yoga, Kimberly began practicing under to guidance of Nancy Gilgoff and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in 1999, traveling to Maui for extended periods to study with Nancy and to India to study with "Guruji" Pattabhi jois.  

Although Kimberly’s yoga roots run deep in the traditional practice and methods of Ashtanga, in recent years Kimberly has continued personal study and practice in the Iyengar tradition of yoga with her teacher Kofi Busia, where she has discovered a deeper understanding of the healing, therapeutic potential of Yoga.  

As a teacher of Yoga Kimberly forms a careful synthesis, bridging reverence for traditional vinyasa practice and the lineage from which it originates, while also teaching the importance of postural, structural alignment, and the innately therapeutic nature of asana practice.  Kimberly integrates, pranayama (breath practices), meditation and therapeutic approaches with traditional Ashtanga practice.

As the founder and director of Yoga East, Kimberly provides a gentle and compassionate healing space in which individuals may grow, and yoga community may thrive.  It is her deepest commitment to preserve and transmit the traditions of Yoga that have been shared with her.  

Kimberly is the founder of Yoga East Yoga Shala and is a 500-hour E-RYT certified instructor by the Yoga Alliance. She teaches daily classes, courses, workshops throughout New England, retreats to Morocco and Panama, as well as 200 hour and 500 hour teacher training immersion courses.

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Yoga of Maine Podcast with Kimberly

Having grown “yoga-up” with Kimberly, (18 + years) the thing that stands out is her innate ability to make every person in the room feel like they are the only one. Kimberly is an exceptionally kind, highly skilled, rational, practical and very down-to-earth teacher of Yoga. She is always extraordinarily aware of every person’s individual needs. Following every Kimberly practice, without exception, I walk away with a “heartfelt-happy-home-again-sigh”... she makes me feel so accomplished.
— Simeon Schlis
Kimberly’s immense experience and mastery of her craft are immediately evident in the ease with which she communicates insight with compassion, humility and integrity. Her teaching never fails to challenge my body, open my heart and inspire my spirit. Her deeply penetrating exacting alignment cues, hands on adjustments, thoughtfully themed classes, attentive presence, and most of all, her way of living what she teaches have helped me to refine my practice and teaching tremendously. Kimberly always succeeds at orienting her students to the magic of the practice. She is a true teacher.
— Bethany McCorkle